Tuesday, 7 May 2013

My bank holiday extravaganza!

I think I may have had the busiest weekend in the history of bank holidays.  Well, in my history anyway.  Normally my bank holidays are spent getting ridiculously hyped up for a ‘Sunday session’, getting extremely drunk on said session and then lying in bed all day Monday on the cusp of death.  Usually I love weekends spent like this but doing something different this time was a very welcomed change.

As you all know I am currently living it up in London town therefore my bank holiday weekend was always going to be a little different.  I had the pleasure of my wonderful boyfriend coming to visit me and we had a jam-packed weekend planned.  As soon as I finished work on Friday, we dumped our bags and headed out to Angel Islington for some food.  This is a great place to visit in London as it has a little something for everyone; plenty of places to eat and many a bar to get a drink.  We settled on Wagamama’s and I discovered a new favourite: the chu chee curry.  It was divine but I’ve just discovered this will soon be leaving the menu!  Try it before it goes if you’re a lover of anything Thai tasting. 

After the scorcher we had on Friday, both me and Adam excitedly dressed for summer the next day until we stepped outside and realising it was raining.  Don’t you just love how unpredictable our weather is?  After a quick change I settled on this little ensemble: disco pants, denim shirt and Adam’s seven eleven vest, which anyone who has been to Thailand will instantly recognise!

We started our journey on Oxford Street for a little bit of shopping before braking for lunch at the amazing BRGR.CO in Soho.  This burger bar has introduced the genius concept of American afternoon tea which is a load of mini burgers, desserts and fries (full menu here).  We got a glass of prosescco too which was a real treat!  The afternoon tea was great value for money and I couldn’t fault the service.  My only annoyance was the service charge which was automatically added to the bill but I think that’s something you need to get used to in London isn’t it?  We spent the rest of the afternoon in Hamley’s and M&M World before going to a comedy club on the evening.  Lots of drink ensued and it all got a little hazy after that…

Sunday morning and no hangover – what a relief!  We didn’t have time to lie in bed all day as we had another full day planned.  We had breakfast at Bill’s to kick start the day and I tried eggs benedict for the first time and it was lovely.  After that, we had a nice stroll along the canal to Camden Market before returning back to the room for a quick change as we were going to watch the sunset from 308 meters up in the clouds at The Shard viewpoint.  This was definitely my favourite part of the weekend.  It was simply magical.  The pictures we took just don’t do it justice so if you’re ever in London you will have to experience it for yourself.  I’ve never seen anything like it.

Finally, we finished off the weekend on Monday with a BBQ with my new flatmates with loads of lovely food and summery drinks.  It was the perfect end to a great weekend.  I am having such a great time in London.  It really is none stop and I don’t think I could ever imagine myself being bored here.  Tonight I went to South Bank for the first time to watch Udderbelly and it was so chilled and relaxed with loads of people sitting around having a few beers.  I could have stayed there all night.  Tomorrow I’m going to Somerset House for a photography exhibition which I’m really looking forward too. There’s just so much to do.  I don’t want to come home!  I hope you all had a great bank holiday weekend.  Just think, only three weeks till the next one but sadly I won't be in London for it :(


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